Though not fully validated yet, Sisnett appears as a Pending Case on the GRG's table.
His granddaughter states that he "has the memory of an elephant, an appetite of a truck driver and a wicked sense of humour."
Born as the youngest child and only boy to James Albert Egerton and Matilda Ann Sisnett (nee Pitt), Sisnett had two sisters who both lived to be more than 100 years old, and another two sisters who died at age 99 and 98. This is one of the rarer examples of longevity that runs in the family. For example, the mother of Grace Thaxton, who died in 2005 aged 114, lived to be 109, nearly a supercentenarian herself and in fact one of the world's oldest people at that time.
After completing school, Sisnett trained as a blacksmith and worked in a factory making sugar and syrup until his retirement in 1970. Marrying in 1923, Sisnett had five children with his wife, who died in 1937. He later remarried in 1942 and had six children with his second wife. Owing to his failing eyesight, Sisnett had an operation in 2006 at age 106 to treat his cataracts.
26 June 2010... James Sisnett is now the 12th oldest living (not necessarily validated) male in the world since the death of Stanley Lucas on 21 June 2010.